A group of fifth-grade students at George Washington Elementary School who had severe reading problems last summer sat with their teacher, Cory Nuss, as they used their writing skills to compose statements about bullying.
Nuss asked his students to write a summary of a story about bullying that they had just read together, describing the word "summary" as, "Rewriting a paragraph in our own words and only using the main idea and some details."
The topic may be bullying, an issue that has swept the nation lately, but Nuss used the topic as a vehicle for a reading and writing exercise in a special program for students struggling to read.
Nuss instructed the class to write, "The place that I will go when I get bullied is ..."
One girl completed the sentence by saying, "The principal's office."
Nuss added, "Because ..."
Via Charles Tiayon